Monaco – The Nokia Mobility Conference commenced in Monaco today, with an autumn harvest of new products and technologies. The event shone light on recent trends, among them increasing product diversity, cross-industry collaboration and evolution in network infrastructure.
Several new products were introduced, including the powerful Nokia 7710 widescreen multimedia smartphone, the Nokia 3230 megapixel smartphone and the business-oriented Nokia 6020 camera phone.
“Smartphones are now at the heart of the industry,” explained Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Multimedia, Nokia. “Mobility is a powerful force. Not only are smartphones reaching the mainstream, they are drawing on cross-industry technologies to spur further innovation.”
With smartphone volumes growing strongly, Nokia outlined plans to expand the Series 60 smartphone platform to cover high-end and mid-range categories. The platform will embrace more extensive multimedia capabilities, supporting widescreen resolutions (up to 640 x 320) and touch-screen, pen-based and traditional input methods.
Antti Vasara, Vice President, Technology and Sales, Nokia, elaborated: “In our industry, new kinds of products appear regularly, and evolve rapidly. Nokia has already shipped 15 million Series 60 phones. Extending Series 60 will help operators and developers to innovate, differentiate their offerings and achieve critical mass quickly in these new markets.”
Also with an eye to the future, Dr. J.T. Bergqvist, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networks, Nokia noted that: “There are long-held aspirations in the industry that rely on ubiquity of service. Now, we are seeing mobile and fixed networks come together, and the creation of an environment in which it can take place. This trend has significant implications. It underpins the most ambitious goals of the sector.”
The Nokia Mobility Conference also featured several breakthrough technologies and products to illustrate the ongoing development of the mobility industry. These ranged from Visual Radio, mobile TV and the Lifeblog multimedia diary, to the innovative, “Connect to Art” initiative, which brings art to mobile phones and mobile phones to art distribution.
Now in its ninth year, the Nokia Mobility Conference is one of the world’s premier forums for operators, developers, IT vendors, content owners, service providers, retailers, and other members of the mobility industry value chain. Featuring speakers from Nokia and key players in the industry, the Nokia Mobility Conference aims to showcase real-life examples of business opportunities across the sector.
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